December 29, 2017

If you head over to Pinterest, you will find a thousand and one different ideas you can do to ring in the New Year with kids.  Here is a list of 5 of our favorites:

1. Party Games - Whether it is just your immediate family or a group of friends and family, party games are always a hit. It brings people together and is a great way to include your kids into the celebrations.  Games such as Twister, C...

December 22, 2017

Cutting snowflakes out of paper has been an ongoing tradition for years, but where did it originate from?  

The art of cutting paper is called Kirigami and became popular in the United States in the 60's and 70's. It originated in Japan and was used in Japanese temples as a way to make offerings to the gods. It wasn't until the 17th century that it was recognized as a true art form throughout...

December 16, 2017

Last month our older cohort had the opportunity to participate in a games program offered at Oakwood Library by a group called the Hand Eye Society.  It was an amazing program where the kids not only got to play games but make their own and explore games that weren't plugged in. This was topped it off with a visit to Snakes and Lattes to enjoy more old school no tech gaming. 

Like so many...

December 7, 2017

Every year it is brought up again and again, the debate about whether people should say Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas.  There is much to be said for those who wish to just not engage in the debate and do their own thing, and there is even more to be said for those who feel very passionate about it considering that Canada is a richly cultural and religiously diverse country. With all of this be...

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